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  • March 18- Target Corp. will raise the minimum wage for all of its workers to $9 an hour, matching moves made by rivals such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and TJX Cos, a source familiar with the matter said. The movement had its biggest success last month when Wal-Mart said it would move to the $9 minimum in April and $10 an hour next year. That immediately raised the pressure on...

  • March 18- Target Corp. will raise the minimum wage for all of its workers to $9 an hour, matching moves made by rivals such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and TJX Cos, Dow Jones reported on Wednesday. Target in particular has been under pressure to raise wages since Wal-Mart last month said it would move to the $9 minimum in April. Next year, Wal-Mart employees after some six...

  • Target hiking minimum wage to $9/hour: Report Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 4:16 PM ET
    Customers arrive at a Target store in St. Albert, Alberta, January 15, 2015.

    The move to a $9 minimum wage comes after other large retailers Wal-Mart and TJX recently announced minimum wage hikes.

  • Wait! Don't buy that new suit just yet Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 2:49 PM ET
    A customer, left, shops for a new suit at a Banana Republic LLC store in Los Angeles, California.

    After months of promotions, retailers are finally trying to break consumers' addiction to discounts. Will shoppers call their bluff?

  • Next up for Jessica Alba's Honest? Asia Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 8:14 AM ET
    Actress Jessica Alba speaks at 'Inc. Presents: The Honest Company' during the 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at the Austin Convention Center on March 15, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

    Jessica Alba's Honest is setting its sights on the Asian market, especially in China.

  • Authorities close in on JPMorgan hackers Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 9:37 PM ET

    Federal authorities investigating the JPMorgan attack are confident that a criminal case will be filed against the hackers in the coming months. The New York Times reports.

  • Three trades to go before the closing bell Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    The "Halftime Report" traders give their trades for the second half.

  • A business in the heartland that's outpacing GDP Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    A truck loaded with cargo sets out from Kansas City, Mo.

    With nearly 25 million containers moving via "intermodal" transport each year, it's the fastest-growing part of the freight business.

  • 'Country of mushrooms'? US cybersecurity risks rise Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 2:17 PM ET
    Cyber security

    The U.S. is severely lacking in its efforts to handle cybersecurity risks and continues to trade privacy for convenience.

  • Pirate Joe's buys at Trader Joe's, sells in Canada Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 1:44 PM ET
    Pirate Joe's

    Pirate Joe's, which sells Trader Joe's brand goods in Vancouver, is planning to add a second store and an online storefront.

  • Hacking is just another daily annoyance Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 11:08 AM ET
    File photo: Participants at a hacking conference in Germany

    There's not much you can do to really protect your data, so don't let it paralyze you.

  • March 12- With shallow pockets but a deep commitment to promote "living wages," women's advocacy group UltraViolet has peppered Target Corp with cheap location-focused online ads, challenging it to match Wal-Mart Stores Inc's promise of $10- an-hour base pay. It is also likely the first time that Wal-Mart, which announced its pay hike last month, has been used as...

  • Worker group presses Target to boost hourly wage Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 5:16 PM ET

    March 10- A women's group has started a campaign calling on Target Corp to raise its hourly wages, as pressure builds on retailers to follow Wal-Mart Stores Inc in boosting worker pay. The move comes on the heels of Wal-Mart's announcement last month that it was lifting its minimum wage to $9 an hour in April and to $10 for current employees in 2016, above the...

  • UPDATE 2-Bain to buy Blue Coat for about $2.4 billion Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 10:54 AM ET

    March 10- Bain Capital LLC will acquire Blue Coat Systems Inc from fellow private equity firm Thoma Bravo LLC in a deal that the network security company said on Tuesday would value it at about $2.4 billion, including debt. The deal comes amid strong demand for cybersecurity technology following a spate of high-profile breaches that have crippled businesses...

  • March 9- Loblaw Cos Ltd, Canada's largest grocer, said on Monday that it would open more than 50 stores and renovate more than 100 in 2015, creating 5,000 in-store jobs. The investment will also stimulate about 15,000 construction and trade jobs, said Kevin Groh, Loblaw's vice president of corporate affairs and communication. Loblaw and other Canadian retailers,...

  • Priced at $2M, are retail apps worth it? Maybe not Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 2:53 PM ET
    Apple Iphone sales

    Mobile remains the top priority for retailers, but it comes with a major caveat.

  • APPLE PAY STUNG IN TRANSACTIONS USING DATA STOLEN FROM. March 6- Apple Inc's mobile payment system Apple Pay has been hit by a wave of fraudulent transactions using stolen credit-card data from a spate of breaches at retailers, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The transactions stemmed from breaches at retail giants...

  • Cramer: This X factor is ignored in your portfolio Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 6:13 PM ET
    A Costco store in Alhambra, Calif.

    Jim Cramer sees one portfolio x factor that could change your stock perspective from overvalued to underestimated.

  • L Brands winning the game, category: Analysts Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:51 PM ET
    The retail play: L Brands & Target

    Among the retailers to report same-store sales on Thursday, L Brands stood out to a pair of analysts.

  • Power Play: Signs of a breakout in consumer spending Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    A shopper exits a Marshalls store in San Francisco, March 3, 2015.

    Things to watch for a breakout in consumer spending